The New Media Monopoly

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Beacon Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 299 pages
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"Ben Bagdikian has written the first great media book of the twenty-first century. The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got here and where we need to go to make matters better." —Robert McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy

"No book on the media has proved as influential to our understanding of the dangers of corporate consolidation to democracy and the marketplace of ideas; this new edition builds on those works and surpasses them." —Eric Alterman, author of What Liberal Media?

Praise for the First Edition of The Media Monopoly:

"A groundbreaking work that charts a historical shift in the orientation of the majority of America's communications media—further away from the needs of the individual and closer to those of big business." —Bruce Manuel, Christian Science Monitor

When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian's warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news "alarmist." Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America's daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers, and movie companies has dwindled from fifty to ten to five.

The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition.
  

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Review: The New Media Monopoly: A Completely Revised and Updated Edition With Seven New Chapters

User Review  - Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea - Goodreads

This was one of those books that was suggested to me by a college professor regarding media consolidation and ownership. I probably should have taken the hint and read it then because now a lot of it ... Read full review

Review: The New Media Monopoly: A Completely Revised and Updated Edition With Seven New Chapters

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Contents

Common Media for an Uncommon Nation
1
The Big Five
27
The Internet
55
Not All the News Thats Fit to Print
74
All the News That Fits?
91
Paper in the Digital Age
114
Rebellion and Remedies
131
Wont They Ever Learn?
153
Dear Mr President
204
Only the Affluent Need Apply
218
Dr Brandreth Has Gone to Harvard
233
Paradise Lost of Paradise Regained? Social Justice in Democracy
257
Notes Acknowledgments
266
Acknowledgments
283
Index
285
Copyright

From Mythology to Theology
177

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Page 279 - Christopher H. Sterling and Timothy R. Haight, The Mass Media: Aspen Institute Guide to Communication Industry Trends (New York: Praeger, 1978), p.

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About the author (2004)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ben H. Bagdikian is dean emeritus of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. His other books include Double Vision: Reflections on My Heritage, Life, and Profession.

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